Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans

"Food is supposed to be a joy – you break bread with your family, it binds communities, you fall in love over the dinner table "

Matthew Evans, aka the Gourmet Farmer, is a chef by trade and Tasmanian smallholder by choice. He is the co-owner with his partner Sadie Chrestman of Fat Pig Farm, a 70 acre mixed holding that grows food for their on-farm restaurant in the picturesque Huon Valley. 

Matthew has been a food writer for three decades, as well as a television presenter for the last ten years. He’s fronted six series of Gourmet Farmer on SBS TV, along with documentaries What’s the Catch and For the Love of Meat

A strong advocate for knowing and trusting what you eat, he’s written for magazines, newspapers and guide books and is the author of thirteen books on food, including his ethical meat manifesto On Eating Meat, and his most recent tome, The Commons as well as two memoirs, including The Dirty Chef

When he’s not milking two full cream cows, tending a garden, or baking cakes, he’s keen to teach his son how to fish.

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